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Clinton City Waste Penalties

 

Clinton city council acting as the solid waste authority has made a decision surrounding a contract with Summitt Tuck of Oklahoma City regarding the enforcement of a penalty in the contract for the purchase of a trash truck. The penalty is 1% of the purchase price for each day the truck was delivered late, which turned out to be a total of 54 days. Councilman Ernie Dowdell made the motion surrounding enforcement of the penalty.

 

Dowdell was referring to Clinton city manager Mark Skiles and city attorney Ryan Meacham to negotiate on behalf of the city.

Cordell City Council Approves Resolution

 

Cordell city council this week approved a resolution authorizing and directing the mayor to submit an application for financial assistance under the Fourpoint Energy local assistance program for digital communication equipment for the police department. Police chief Brandon Rogers on the need for the equipment.

 

Rogers says there are zero matching dollars in seeking the funding that would help assist in obtaining the digital communication equipment.

Thomas-Fay-Custer School Bond Passed

 

Voters in the Thomas-Fay-Custer school district passed a $21 million bond yesterday for school improvements that includes a new lower elementary and physical education building. Superintendent Rob Royalty says the third times a charm.

 

In other election results: Robert Frymire won the Thomas-Fay-Custer school board race. Jerry Beech has been elected as the new mayor for the city of Cordell. Steve McLaughlin, Zetta Penner, Kelly Tilley, Cheryl Wedel and James Newman Jr. all won council seats in Cordell. Lawana Price wins the treasurers race and Brandon Rogers is re-elected as marshall/chief of police. For complete election results visit our Facebook page.

United Methodist Circle of Care Building Project

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The Elk City United Methodist church, SayreUnited Methodist church and OklahomaUnited Methodist circle of care, a statewide nonprofit foster care agency, have announced plans to collaborate on a building project to provide a home for large sibling sets in foster care in Beckham county. In 2017, circle of care launched the legacy of care campaign, a $5 million capital campaign to address the needs of sibling sets in foster care. The Elk City church donated about 1.5 acres just north of the church building across country club road for the project. The Elk City and Sayre communities aim to raise $200,000 locally to contribute to the construction of the Cimarron home. The home will be designed to accommodate up to six foster children with trained, certified foster parents.

Weatherford City Commision Meeting

 

A special meeting of the Weatherford city commission will be held Friday. Mayor Mike Brown says the commission will consider an ordinance declaring city-owned property across from city hall as surplus.

 

Brown says the city will have the property listed for 30 days to make sure there are no other offers on the property. The special meeting is planned for Friday morning at 9:30.

Thomas-Fay-Custer High School Hosts Blood Drive

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The Oklahoma blood institute is putting out an urgent call for blood donations. OBI says it is now operating at less than a one-day supply. A blood drive will be held today at Thomas-Fay-Custer high school from noon until 5pm.

Alliance health Clinton gets new Equipment

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Alliance health-clinton has acquired another sophisticated piece of equipment to benefit western Oklahoma patients. The hospital recently purchased a gamma camera. The nuclear medicine machine provides the highest-quality images, including heart and bone scans. Hospital officials say among its many benefits, the new machine allows alliance health-clinton to perform cardiac stress tests for patients.

Weatherford School District Security Upgrades

 

Weatherford schools superintendent Chad Wilson says the district is planning security upgrades at school sites this summer.

 

Wilson says the security upgrades are part of the bond package passed last year by district voters.

Weatherford Movie in the Park Series

 

The Weatherford area chamber of commerce is gearing up for another season of its movie in the park series. Executive director Haley Kliewer says it starts in the month of May.

 

Kliewer says businesses can sponsor a movie in the park event. It costs $280 for the movie license. She says between 100-300 people attend the event.

Weatherford Ranks as Safest City in Oklahoma

 

The national council for home safety and security has released the list of the safest cities in Oklahoma for 2019, and Weatherford tops the list. Police chief Louis Flowers reacts to the top ranking.

 

Additionally Elk City was ranked 7th. A review of the most recent FBI uniform crime report statistics helped identify the safest cities in Oklahoma.